.FALLEN DRAGON by Peter F Hamilton. It's an absorbing read. Grimy with real world future technology yet set on the expanse of a Space Opera stage.
The idea of intersetllar asset-stripping corporations protected by their own militaries has a certain resonance at this time, given the government sanctioned asset stripping going on in local authorities the length and bredth of the UK.
Imagine, a colonised rock, which some anonymous accountant has declared to be uneconomical, being forcibly stripped of all salvageable assets. Multiply that by hundreds as man's endeavours to carve out a toehold on and colonise new worlds is reduced to a bottom line. Plenty of scope for role-playing, tabletop battles and a mini campaign with what are essentially corporate vikings.
Anyway, good read. Has me hooked and making the daily commute something to look forward to.